Yeovil Town striker Malachi Linton says this weekend’s trip to fellow strugglers York City is “the perfect time” for the side to bounce back from consecutive defeats.

The Glovers lie just one position and two goals on goal difference off the National League relegation places following a 4-1 home defeat to leaders Notts County last Saturday followed by a disappointing 2-0 loss at Maidenhead United.

Linton played almost an hour in the reverse last weekend and came off the bench as a 72nd minute substitute for Lawson D’Ath in midweek.

Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins ahead of the weekend, the frontman said: “It’s the perfect time to bounce back. If we go there and win we pick up some momentum, we are off the back of two defeats so we don’t want to get too down.

The good thing is there’s days, not a full week until the next game, so we gave to go there and do a job.
There’s lots goes on behind the scene but the games are where it matters and that is what we are paid to do and come a game day, you want as many games as you can.”

The former Wycombe Wanderers player, who has four goals to his name this season, admitted his team-mates were “disappointed” with their performance against Maidenhead following on from an improved performance against in-form Notts County, who scored twice in the dying minutes at Huish Park.

Linton said: “Notts County was a very different test, Maidenhead bring you in to the game they want to play and they are very good at doing that and maybe we got caught up on that.

“We have to stick to our game plan, play how we want to play and not be too concerned about the opposition. When you look at a game like (Maidenhead) it is a must win.”

Speaking on Thursday, manager Mark Cooper admitted that the off-the-field situation at Huish Park, with speculation about a takeover of the club continuing to rumble on, was having an impact on the players.

Asked about the situation, Linton said: “All we can control is what is going on on the pitch, we hear different things and whispers about x, y and z but until something is done and dusted we can’t do anything about that.

We do not want to use that as an excuse at all, there are other things that don’t maybe go in our favour, but we can only concentrate on the things we can control.


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